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Sero Surveillance Analysis 

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  • July 19, 2020
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Sero Surveillance Analysis 

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II and III – Health issue; Science – Health and Medicine

In news: 

  • Delhi High Court directed the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to submit a report and analysis of the serological survey that was recently conducted in the national capital. 
  • Blood samples were taken from randomly selected people as part of the survey, which involves rapid tests for antibodies, to study the scale of undetected infections.  

About: 

  • Sero Surveillance is an antibodies detection test which was done to assess the prevalence of infection at the community level and primarily used for evidence-based public health response.  
  • Antibodies, also referred to as immunoglobulins, are glycoproteins naturally produced in response to invading foreign particles (antigens) such as microorganisms and viruses. As such, they play a critical role in the immune system’s defense against infection and disease. 
  • In simple terms, antibodies are specialized, Y-shaped proteins that bind like a lock-and-key to the body’s foreign invaders — whether they are viruses, bacteria, fungi or parasites. 

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